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Forum: I'm Pregnant   03-06-2013, 07:58 AM
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Posted By SamSarah
I've been drinking it through my pregnancy and...

I've been drinking it through my pregnancy and my midwife encourages this.  However, for me, it's a regular in my tea rotation regardless  from the pregnancy.  My impression is that there isn't a...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   02-25-2013, 05:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 256
Posted By SamSarah
I'm at 37 weeks and haven't had one done.  I...

I'm at 37 weeks and haven't had one done. 
I certainly recommend talking to your midwife about anything that's keeping you curious.  
Forum: I'm Pregnant   02-22-2013, 07:52 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 544
Posted By SamSarah
I am about to give birth with my first babe.  At...

I am about to give birth with my first babe.  At first I wasn't sure if I wanted a Doula; I had a midwife, a friend and my partner all lined up.  
A few things really changed my mind: my partner...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   02-09-2013, 05:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 220
Posted By SamSarah
I have had good luck with soaking in a...

I have had good luck with soaking in a comfortably hot bath with lots of epson salts (at least 4 cups) plus taking magnesium and drinking lots of water.  
Good luck to you.
Forum: Homebirth   01-17-2013, 07:47 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 733
Posted By SamSarah
Here's the list of the 'delux' kit at my...

Here's the list of the 'delux' kit at my midwifery centre - for what it's worth.  I'm interested in everyone's responses as I'm just setting up.  
 
In the Deluxe Kit you will find:
15- Blue...
Forum: Homebirth   01-17-2013, 07:44 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 733
Posted By SamSarah
My midwife suggested freezing a few pads in a...

My midwife suggested freezing a few pads in a large bowl so it would be a conducive shape. 
Forum: I'm Pregnant   12-18-2012, 05:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 259
Posted By SamSarah
Have you tried Pro-biotics?  Do they help?    ...

Have you tried Pro-biotics?  Do they help?  
 
I have been good so far this pregnancy, but it's typically something I experience.  They have to be the ones you keep in the fridge, and in greater...
Forum: Homebirth   12-16-2012, 02:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 375
Posted By SamSarah
I think your sense of relief at your midwives...

I think your sense of relief at your midwives "cutting you loose"  is telling.   Choosing your birth place is about you feeling the most grounded and comfortable - your partner's job is to support...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   12-15-2012, 07:39 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 465
Posted By SamSarah
In terms of when it changed, while I am still...

In terms of when it changed, while I am still tired (week 27). However, somewhere around week 16 there was a shift from feeling nauseous and sleepy  ALL THE TIME without differentiation, into a zone...
Forum: Canada   12-02-2012, 12:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 201
Posted By SamSarah
I visit regularly.   I grew up in Victoria and...

I visit regularly.   I grew up in Victoria and lived a few years in Bamfield; now in I'm in Vancouver.  I hope to be back on the island one day.  
Forum: I'm Pregnant   11-12-2012, 12:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 384
Posted By SamSarah
My midwife said wait loss in the first trimester...

My midwife said wait loss in the first trimester happens for lots of folks.  I'm at 22 weeks and I have just now come back to my pre- pregnancy weight.  Every body's bodies are different. 
Forum: I'm Pregnant   11-09-2012, 08:12 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,307
Posted By SamSarah
I have dealt with BV (though not while...

I have dealt with BV (though not while pregnant), and although many things that help with a yeast infection ease the symptoms, they often do not address the persistance of BV (5+ outbreaks per year...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   10-03-2012, 06:06 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 1,862
Posted By SamSarah
Kimble:  my midwife gave me advise that I found...

Kimble:  my midwife gave me advise that I found useful around the genetic screening:  "The genetic screening will be emotional, regardless of how you approach it, so ask your self what you would do...
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